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Ski Racing: Jansrud Breezes to Win

11/29/2014

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta — The sky parted and the thermometer dropped for the World Cup downhill opener in Lake Louise, Canada, on Saturday. After three days of non-stop snow, the men got a chance to race under blue skies, but the course continued to show signs of the recent snowfall.

Team Ready for Ruka Opener

11/28/2014

RUKA, Finland - Once again in 2014, Ruka will play host to the opening World Cup cross country event and the first test internationally for U.S. athletes. Unlike four previous editions, competitions in Ruka will not have the format of a stage-event but of two regular World Cup races. Cold conditions and ample snow promise strong conditions...
The Men's Speed Team Heads to Lake Louise

11/28/2014

While the ladies take on Aspen this weekend, the men head to Lake Louise to tackle their first speed series of the season. They’ll kick it off with the opening Audi FIS Ski World Cup downhill on Saturday, November 29 followed by the super G on Sunday, November 30.

Nordic Combined Team Named

11/28/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 28) – Three Olympians were named to the 2015 U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team that opens its FIS World Cup campaign this weekend in Ruka, Finland. The team includes Olympic champion Billy Demong (Vermontville, NY) along with World Championship medalists Bryan and Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO). 
 
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Ladies Tech Team Ready for Aspen Winternational

11/26/2014

The women will take over historic Aspen, Colorado for the first time in two years on Thanksgiving weekend for the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational. They’ll kick off the only Audi FIS World Cup stop in the U.S. with a pair of tech races—giant slalom on Saturday, November 29 and slalom on Sunday, November 30.

Moguls Team Preps for Finland

11/25/2014

With the World Cup opener in Ruka, Finland only 19 days away, the U.S. Freestyle mogul team is hard at work training on snow in Colorado. The team arrived at Aspen Highlands last week and will train through Wednesday.

Cross Country Team Named

11/24/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 24) – The 2014-15 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team was announced today on the eve of the International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup opener this weekend in Ruka, Finland. All 10 members of the A and B Teams are past members of Olympic and World Championship teams, including defending World Champions Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK...

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11/24/2014

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Ligety Expected Back After Injury

11/22/2014

VAIL, CO (Nov. 22) - Olympic champion Ted Ligety suffered an injury to his left wrist when he hooked his hand on a gate while training today at Vail’s Golden Peak. According to U.S. Ski Team Medical Director Kyle Wilkens, Ligety suffered a left wrist carpal dislocation. He underwent surgery with U.S. Ski Team physician Dr. Randy...

Go Time for World Cup in Colorado

11/22/2014

ASPEN, CO (Nov. 22) - It's time to go ski racing in Colorado! The International Ski Federation has given the final go-ahead to both Aspen and Beaver Creek for upcoming Audi FIS Ski World Cup races. Cold snowmaking temperatures mixed with natural snow have helped Colorado resorts prepare for the start of the season. The women open with a giant...

Laurenne Ross Wins Copper Mountain Super G

11/20/2014

Laurenne Ross took the second of two FIS super G races at Colorado’s Copper Mountain yesterday, racing against athletes like Tina Weirather, Viktoria Rebensburg and Ilka Stuhec.

Thrilled about the result, Ross said she was notably more aggressive in the second race. “I took a little bit of a deeper line. I was a little bit more level and...

Vail/Beaver Creek to Host 69+ Nations

11/19/2014

VAIL, Colorado (Nov.14) – The traditional alpine skiing powers are coming, but so are countries such as the Cayman Islands, India, the Netherlands and Timor-Leste as preliminary team entries for Vail and Beaver Creek’s 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships have yielded 69 confirmed national team entries to date.

Two additional nations are...

Surgery Sidelines Miller Until January

11/17/2014

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 17) – Olympic champion Bode Miller will undergo outpatient back surgery today but is planning to return to the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in January based on the outcome of the surgery. Miller has been training in Austria and at Copper Mountain the past month but elected to have the surgery to alleviate pain and...

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11/17/2014

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Slim Win for Norway's Kristoffersen

11/16/2014

The men’s World Cup slalom opener could serve as a harbinger for a rivalry to come this season, as the world’s two best slalom skiers, in a league of their own on Sunday, battled it to within twelve-hundredths of a second on the Levi Black course in Finland.
 
Ligety 18th in Levi Slalom

11/16/2014

LEVI, Finland (Nov. 16) - Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) finished 18th, 3.33 seconds out, Sunday in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup tour's first slalom. David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) finished 26th, 4.32 seconds out. Small mistakes in the wrong spots cost Ligety and Chodounsky time. Norway's Henrik Kristoffersen laid down an...

Ski Racing: Maze Amazes

11/15/2014

The start of the 2014-15 slalom season began in Levi, Finland, with all eyes on defending overall slalom champ and Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin, but it was 2013 overall winner Tina Maze who surprised many – and stole the show.
 
Maze, who started with bib 13, skied a flawless first run to overtake then-leader...
Tough Slalom Start for Shiffrin

11/15/2014

LEVI, Finland (Nov. 15) - Olympic gold medalist and reigning World Cup champion Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) was electrifying in her opening turns on the first run of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom opener. But an uncharacteristically conservative approach on the Levi Black steeps got the best of her, as she fell 1.71 seconds back on the...

Shiffrin and Ligety Poised to Make Magic in Levi

11/13/2014

LEVI, Finland (Nov. 13) – Ask any U.S. Ski Team member about these Lapland slalom races north of the Arctic Circle, and you’ll hear that there’s something magical about Levi, Finland. The town is blanketed with snow and Christmas is already in the air. World Cup champions Mikaela Shiffrin and Ted Ligety are among 11 U.S. athletes heading to the...

TAKE 5 with Ryan Cochran-Siegle

11/10/2014

Youth sports don’t feature the same dangerous combination of size, speed, power and aggression that defines professional sports, but injuries still remain a natural part of the game.

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